World Record Performances

As of December 31, 2015, the following records were retired because a new Audio Slalom Signal Generator (ASSG) system was adopted. Pretty cool to have set the final six V1 (totally blind) World records on the retired “Bat Blaster” technology and to have three scores that established new minimum standards for the V2/3 (Partially Sighted) category.

Mike skiing on his 9900 at the Terramare Ski Lakes on July 25th
Photo courtesy of Kelvin Kelm, www.sportpixusa.net (c) 2009

 

On June 22, 2013 at the Austin Aquaplex in Buda, Texas ran 4 buoys at 38′ off/11.25m at 36mph. This record was ratified by the International Water Ski Federation. The score was also recognized as the new minimum standard for the V2/3 (Partially Sighted) World Record. Performances skied by V1 (Totally Blind) athletes better than World Records of V2/3 (Partially Sighted) athletes will be recognized as the V2/3 record.

On May 11, 2013 at the Miami Watersports Complex in Miami, Florida I ran 2.5 buoys at 38′ off/11.25m at 36mph. This record was ratified by the International Water Ski Federation. The score was also recognized as the new minimum standard for the V2/3 (Partially Sighted) World Record. Performances skied by V1 (Totally Blind) athletes better than World Records of V2/3 (Partially Sighted) athletes will be recognized as the V2/3 record.

Mike skiing on his 9900 at the July 4th Tournament in Covington, LouisianaOn July 25, 2009 at the Terramare Ski Lakes in Terramare, Texas I ran 2 buoys at 38′ off/11.25m at 36mph. This record was ratified by the International Water Ski Federation. The score was also recognized as the new minimum standard for the V2/3 (Partially Sighted) World Record. Performances skied by V1 (Totally Blind) athletes better than World Records of V2/3 (Partially Sighted) athletes will be recognized as the V2/3 record.

On July 25, 2009 at the Terramare Ski Lakes in Terramare, Texas I ran 1 buoy at 35′ off/12.00m at 36mph. This record was ratified by the International Water Ski Federation.

On July 4, 2009 at the Ski ranch in Covington, Louisiana I ran 3 buoys at 32′ off/13m at 36mph. This record was ratified by the International Waterski Federation.

On May 16, 2009 at the Ski ranch in Covington, Louisiana I ran 4 buoys at 28′ off/14.25m at 36mph. This performance broke the existing world record by half a buoy.

Mike receiving a trophy by Ski Ranch owners Dave and Claire Di Pol

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